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lepus (a hare)

EtymologyEdit

Unknown; not an Indo-European word. Perhaps of Iberian or Celtiberian substrate origin and related to Massaliot λεβηρίς (lebērís).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lepus m (genitive leporis); third declension

  1. a hare
    Sextus videt leporem.Sextus sees the hare.
  2. a poisonous sea fish colored like the hare
    • 23 CE – 79 CE, Pliny the Elder, Nātūrālis Historia 32.3:
      Nōn sunt minus mīra quae dē lepore marīnō trāduntur.
      No less wonderful, too, are the particulars which we find stated relative to the sea-hare.
  3. (astronomy) the constellation Lepus
    • Hyginus, Dē Astronomiā :
      Leporis autem hanc historiam memoriae prōdidērunt.
      The following story of the hare has been recorded.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lepus leporēs
Genitive leporis leporum
Dative leporī leporibus
Accusative leporem leporēs
Ablative lepore leporibus
Vocative lepus leporēs

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AdjectiveEdit

lepùs m (feminine lepì) stress pattern 4

  1. fastidious, spoilt
    Jis lepus ir visada galvoja tik apie save
    He is so fastidious and always thinking only about himself.